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Old 09-26-08, 04:52 PM
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Which would you purchase and why? Both are flagship models I believe. Both 4 doors, vip platform, luxury in and out. Its a pretty tough decision for me.
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as for both 1st gen, i perfer LS for the look and performance.
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Old 09-26-08, 05:29 PM
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Well if you want any kind of reliability....... hahaha

New Q45s are nice but overall the LS takes the cake for me!
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Old 09-26-08, 06:36 PM
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reliability, looks, quality...the name lexus. LS400 all the way

what kind of question is this? HAHA
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You need to be WAY more specific as far as year, miles and most importantly, service records. For years 1990-95, the q45 is faster and has a tighter suspension. The trouble with Q's are the engine is generally less forgiving of missed or delayed maintenence.My 96 Q with 65K just kicks butt over my 92 slightly modded SC400
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LS400's are dime a dozen...who wants a car that lasts so long you still see them on the roads 18+ years after they were first made. Oh...I do...he-he-he.

But seriously, what years Q and what years LS? How much $$ you have towards this purchase? The Q value drops like a stone so if you tend to keep cars for extended periods, this isn't an issue.

For me, if I knew the 2002-2003 Q was ultra reliable like the 2-LS, I'd buy one regardless of the low value. Also factoring a good mechanic to keep it going. The trunk size is small just about equal to the 2-LS. Now the 3-LS...I'd take without even looking back (I'm not completely taken by the 3-LS but it is a refined car I'd not turn away if I was pressed. The 4-LS I like much more and we were by the Lexus dealer today to drool.)
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Looking at the 97+ model Q and the I guess 97+ model LS
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98-00 LS all the way man! I have had mine for one month after moving up from a 91 that I had for almost two months. Even though they are both LS's the 99 is in another league. To me the only advantage the Q has over the LS is stuffing huge lipped wheels with just rolled fenders, but that's just an opinion.
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lol ur asking a LS biased forum right here, what do u think the outcome would be?? i personally like the loook of the 97 Q45 bodystyle. plus u can fit some wheels that have insane lip-age .
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Same, I'm just trying to get an idea of what the majority is. I like both styles, but its hard for me to choose just 1.
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true true, q45 can handle crazy fitments with stock body its insane.
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The Q45 can be had as a steal and I do recommend people to check them out. Its great for them.

For me, I could never drive a discontinued car or one totally regarded as an utter and complete failure. Yuck.

LS for me.
 
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no competition IMO. the Q45 has more speed, but no way i'd pick that over an LS!!! matter fact, the LS is the only car i want, i'm shooting for the LS460 by next year
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actually that gen Q45 is not faster than the same gen LS400, both go at around 7.1 0-60.
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check the M45 out...seen one last month in a shop getting an oil change....awesome looking car
dont know if u cant get answers to this question here without being bias
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